It’s a question which stumps many travellers when planning their global adventures – Australia or New Zealand? With each fascinating country offering so many unique opportunities, it can be an almost impossible task picking between guided tours of Australia and New Zealand. However, we hope to make your decision easier with a rundown of what each has to offer.
If a taste of the city life is what you’re looking for when you travel Australia and New Zealand, here’s what to consider. A trip to Australia provides many opportunities for city adventures with Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane amongst the biggest. With an almost limitless choice of activities, the Australian cities will ensure you’ll never be bored. However, if the fast-paced, bustling nature of city life is not what you’re after, New Zealand may provide a calmer alternative. Auckland and Wellington (New Zealand’s two biggest cities) still offer many opportunities for travellers but are combined with a more relaxed lifestyle.
No matter which you choose between New Zealand and Australia, you are guaranteed to be spoilt with jaw-dropping scenery. Any ‘Lord of the Rings’ fans will already be familiar with the staggeringly beautiful New Zealand landscape. The breath-taking mountains, gorgeous glaciers and tranquil lakes are hard to ignore when planning a dream holiday. However, Australia is certainly not without its fair share of natural beauty. If beaches are your thing, it has them in bucket loads! As well as glorious, golden coastlines, you can take in the sights of the vast outback, the Australian jungle and the world-famous Great Barrier Reef.
Many people who plan trips to Australia and New Zealand seek out adrenaline-filled activities. If this includes you then New Zealand is the obvious choice. There are fewer places in the world which offer this range of high-quality adventure sports in such awe-inspiring locations. The problem lies in choosing between them. Sky diving, white water rafting and bungee jumping feature amongst the most popular. Not to be outdone, Australia boasts a similar variety of adventure sports with Sydney offering a scenic skydive.
If you’re planning a trip to Australia or New Zealand in the summer, both countries are pleasantly warm and sunny. However, in the winter the weather can be cold in areas of New Zealand and southern Australia.
After reading through our rundown you may be left thinking ‘How can I possibly choose between them?’ If this is the case, there is an obvious solution – choose both! A New Zealand and Australia combination tour allows you to take in the best of both worlds. As you travel from Australia to New Zealand it is important you plan ahead. It may be worth your while to research further before booking your trip to Australia and New Zealand. Whatever you decide, we doubt either could ever disappoint you.
The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.
Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.
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